Kobe University lab creates 'novel' H5N1 in 'secret' lab 17 Jan 2012
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Kobe University lab creates 'novel' H5N1 in 'secret' lab --Emails from Kobe virologist and H5N1-H1N1 virus creator, Teridah Ernala Ginting --Story in e-mails: Kobe University PhD student Teridah Ernala confesses to creating H1N1-H5N1 "novel" viruses; Kawaoka's virus thief Akiko Makino lies to Indonesian authorities to avoid arrest for attempted smuggling of H5N1 out of Indonesia, gives authorities another university as research facility she works for By Robert S. Finnegan 05 Jan 2012 This young Indonesian "scientist" through the years of our contact revealed to me the inner-workings of her "secret" lab at Kobe University and a new BSL-4 in Tokyo that was working on H5N1 and H1N1 viruses, among others. Kobe University does NOT officially have a BSL-4 lab, and yet this microbiologist was assigned by her professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka to work on recombinant H5N1 and H1N1 in a "secret" (her words) lab at their facility.
Killer flu doctors: US censorship is a danger to science --Dutch lab that created deadly bird flu virus attacks America for redacting its research. 16 Jan 2012 America should not be allowed to dominate the debate over who controls sensitive scientific information that could be misused in biowarfare terrorism, say the scientists who created a highly dangerous form of bird-flu virus in a study that has been partially censored by the US government. Ron Fouchier and Ab Osterhaus of Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam accept recommendations by the US government's National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, which said key details of their US-funded research should not be published because [US] bioterrorists may use the information to cause a bird-flu pandemic.
Sunday Times: Mossad agents behind Iran scientist assassination --The report further claimed that small groups of Israeli Mossad agents had carefully observed key areas in Tehran deemed relevant to the Roshan assassination. 16 Jan 2012 A Sunday Times report revealed Monday that Mossad agents were behind last week's assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist. According to the report, the assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan was similar to that seen in "espionage films" - planned over a period of many months, and including extensive surveillance and intelligence gathering. The Sunday Times quoted an unnamed Israeli sources who claimed that the killing was a precursor to a military strike, which would make rebuilding nuclear facilities more difficult for Iran, should they be bombed.
Military lawyers blast Guantanamo mail search as violating rights, ethics 15 Jan 2012 Military lawyers for Guantanamo detainees who could someday be put to death are accusing the new prison commander of censoring protected attorney-client documents, raising a new legal controversy that spotlights ongoing concern about the fairness of possible military trials. An order by the new prison commander that all attorney-client mail be reviewed for contraband, including information that the commander argues the detainees shouldn't be allowed to have, has attorneys crying foul.
US military base attacked in Afghanistan 17 Jan 2012 At least one person has been killed and two others have been wounded after a powerful blast targeted a US military base in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports. The attack occurred in the city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar Province on Tuesday, a Press TV correspondent reported. The incident happened when a bomber set off his explosives-laden car next to the US military base.
Perry says urinating Marines were like fun-loving kids 16 Jan 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Texas Governor Rick Perry, has defended US Marines who were caught on video urinating on dead Taliban fighters. Mr Perry told CNN on the weekend that the urination incident was a case of "kids being kids." The Texas Governor also accused the US President Barack Obama's administration for their condemnation of the incident, which has infuriated some Muslims and has stirred anti-US sentiment in Afghanistan.
Officials: Error spurred false alarm at Tucson base 16 Jan 2012 The false report of a hostage incident that shut down Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson four months ago was the result of a misunderstanding rather than a hoax, a base spokesman says. During the Sept. 16 incident, which began about 9 a.m., SWAT teams were deployed from as far away as Phoenix. Base personnel were put in lockdown or evacuated for most of the day. Military flights were disrupted. Major streets were closed... Finally, the base commander, Col. John Cherrey, announced without explanation that the threat was over and no gunman or weapon had been found.
'Cyberwar on Israel, new resistance' 17 Jan 2012 The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas describes the recent cyber attacks on Israeli websites as a new form of resistance against Israeli occupation. Senior Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said on Monday, "This is a new field of resistance against the occupation and we urge Arab youth to develop their methods in electronic warfare in the face of [Israel's] crimes." On Monday, the websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Israeli airline El Al were hacked.
Hacker brings down Israeli bourse, El Al websites 17 Jan 2012 A hacker brought down the websites of Israel's national carrier El Al and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) on Monday, raising fears of a wave of politically motivated cyber attacks. Both sites were affected early in the day, posting messages saying they had been taken down for "maintenance." By early afternoon the El Al site was back up, although the TASE website was still inaccessible. The websites of two small banks were also attacked, Israeli media reported. [Awesome!]
Hackers shut down Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, El Al websites --The hack comes in the wake of a series of cyber attacks over the past two weeks. 16 Jan 2012 Hackers shut down both the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and El Al's respective websites on Monday, one day after a hacker network threatened to carry out attacks on both sites. The network, which goes by the name "nightmare group," [actually, 'dream group'] was able to cause severe problems for both sites. By 10 A.M., TASE's website was only partially functioning, while El Al's website did not function at all.
Israel's top court backs bar on Palestinian spouses 12 Jan 2012 Israel's top court has upheld a law denying citizenship to Palestinians married to Israelis, with one judge saying it helped the Jewish state fend off "national suicide". By a 6-to-5 vote, the Supreme Court late on Wednesday rejected petitions against the 2003 ban, which civil liberty groups denounced as racist for potentially forcing members of Israel's 20-percent Arab minority who wed Palestinians to emigrate.
Lawyer in WikiLeaks case wants to depose Clinton 16 Jan 2012 A lawyer for an intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks wants to question Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before his client is tried. David Coombs, a lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning, included a request to question Clinton as part of a redacted document posted Monday on his website and also sent to Army officials.
Wikipedia to go dark to protest web piracy drafts 17 Jan 2012 Free online knowledge site Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours later this week in protest at draft anti-online piracy legislation before the US Congress, founder Jimmy Wales said Monday on Twitter. "'Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.' MLK - on Wednesday, Wikipedia demands," Wales said, citing slain US civil rights leader Martin Luther King. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is currently before the House of Representatives, while the Protect IP Act is the version before the Senate.
Marchers Protest Michigan Emergency Managers at Governor's Home 16 Jan 2012 Timed to coincide with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, protesters in Michigan gathered Sunday to march against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's emergency managers dictators. Today, they targeted the governor's home in Ann Arbor, calling the emergency manager law "racial discrimination," WWJ Detroit reported. The Detroit Free Press says deficit-ridden cities such as Benton Harbor, Flint, Ecorse and Pontiac have been placed under emergency manager dictatorial rule. Highland Park and Detroit also face possible EM takeover.
Radioactive Concrete Is Latest Scare for Fukushima Survivors 16 Jan 2012 The Japanese government is investigating how radioactive concrete ended up in a new apartment complex in the Fukushima Prefecture, housing evacuees from a town near the crippled nuclear plant. The contamination was first discovered when dosimeter readings of children in the city of Nihonmatsu, roughly 40 miles from the reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi, revealed a high school student had been exposed to 1.62 millisieverts in a span of three months, well above the annual 1 millisievert limit the government has established for safety reasons. Further investigation traced the radiation back to the student's three-story apartment building, where officials detected radioactive cesium inside the concrete. Radiation levels at the 6-month-old apartment were higher inside the building than outside.
At least 20 dolphins found dead in Cape Cod area 16 Jan 2012 At least 20 dolphins have died after washing up near several Cape Cod towns, an International Fund for Animal Welfare spokeswoman said Monday. Between 40 and 50 common and Atlantic white-sided dolphins have been found stranded close to the shore since Thursday, and the number will likely rise, said IFAW spokeswoman Kerry Branon. Some animals were released Monday near Provincetown, bringing the total number of animals saved to 19.
New York subway workers run 'Rate My Rat' photo contest 10 Jan 2012 Subway workers angered over what they say is a rat infestation in their workplace are holding a photo contest for the "nastiest" shot of a rodent, with a grand prize of a monthly transit pass. Commuters, who frequently see rats on subway platforms and tracks, are urged to upload photos to www.ratfreesubways.com, created by the Transport Workers Union Local 100, the city's largest transit union. Visitors to the "Rate my Rat" section of the site can vote on the most repulsive vermin.
*Speaking* of rat-rating: When Romney ran Bain Capital, his word was not his bond By William D. Cohan 13 Jan 2012 Make no mistake: Under Mitt Romney's leadership in the 1980s and 1990s, Bain Capital was a top-performing private-equity fund. According to an internal 2000 estimate, the fund achieved annualized returns of an astounding 88 percent from 1984 to 1999 for its institutional investors, including state and corporate pension funds that invest the savings of millions of American workers. It also made a fortune for Romney, whose net wealth reportedly exceeds $250 million.
Huntsman drops out of race, endorses Romney 16 Jan 2012 Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Monday formally suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and threw his support behind Mitt Romney, calling him the candidate best poised to beat President Obama in November. "I believe it is now time for our party to unite around the candidate best equipped to defeat Barack Obama," Huntsman said from Myrtle Beach, S.C. "Despite our differences and the space between us on some of the issues, I believe that candidate is Mitt Romney."
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